Mark Liddell was considered one of the top celebrity photographers and image makers in the world and is now in high demand as one of LA’s busiest interior designers. He has photographed over 500 international magazine covers of A-list Hollywood stars, including Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Bradley Cooper, Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Mila Kunis, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, and Jennifer Aniston. Liddell has also created the image for many iconic advertising campaigns and CD covers, in addition to directing music videos and TV commercials, for artists such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Jewel, Sharon Stone, Janet Jackson, and Cindy Crawford.
He and his business partner, fellow designer, Raul Lamelas have been working together for the last 15 years. Lamelas, born in Cuba adds a fashionable eye to the design aesthetic at MLD and specialises in the fine details and finishing touches.
In 2009, Liddell published his book Exposed to raise funds for the victims of domestic abuse. The book was launched, together with his first short film also entitled Exposed, in New York and Los Angeles at star-studded events hosted by Halle Berry and Jessica Alba.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, British designer, Mark Liddell has expanded his focus from photography to designing interiors of luxury homes in California. Having lived in several major cities across the globe, including Milan, London, New York, and Sydney, his design is characterized by a sophisticated and international “world eclectic” look. He is now designing interiors of million dollar homes—from London to the Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz to Pasadena, and La Canada to Beverly Hills. Liddell was the design consultant booked by the owners of the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House, in order to achieve a greater synergy and a more cohesive design aesthetic in the historic home.
MLD Design also designs luxury commercial spaces and has created the concept and design for the new Douglas Elliman Real Estate office in Pasadena, a lawyers office in Beverly Hills, a Jeans warehouse, Childrens’ learning centre, and a downtown private office.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
Mark and Raul of MLD design team were absolutely fabulous to work with. I was blown away by their innate ability to create original, unique and tailored elements reflecting my personal taste, lifestyle and personality. They truly made a house into a gorgeous “home sweet home” for me!
Captivating wall art from the bathroom to the living room evokes emotions of calmness and happiness that really transform the house! The curved wood stool, the top grain leather armchairs, the pleated dining chairs, and the over-dyed purple rug making an eclectic mix of clean lines with pops of color, vintage and modernity, with a touch of global inspiration. It’s all evidence of their remarkable knowledge of mixing colors, texture and paying attention to details, their ability to create warm, inviting spaces that are awe-inspiring work of art while still representing my vision. It was an awesome experience working with so much talent. Thank you for making our home a dream come true.
BILL BEGERT, DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE
CHRIS AND MARLYS
What a pleasure it is to work with the team at MLD Design! They are honest, easy to work with, budget conscious, and make sure quality work is completed on time. The team has great vision and are up-to-date with the current trends of home design. It is very evident they love what they do!
MARK AND WENDY
Mark and Raul brought our dream house to life! We felt at ease throughout the process knowing how much we trusted their artistic vision and expertise. They patiently guided us through so many decisions and really captured our style. We are thrilled with the results.
JEN AND SAM
Thank you for your excellent advice regarding preparing our property for sale. We had an excellent immediate response, got a bidding war and got a price over asking. We are very grateful.
CINDY AND JIM
We worked with MLD to get one house ready to sell and the next house ready for us to move in. Both times the vision was clear – for the house to sell, they added high impact changes in order to have the house sell quickly – and it did! For the house we bought, they helped us maximize space and choose furniture and finishing touches. We were thrilled both times!
ROBYN AND LARRY
I launched a renovation quite naively. My highly touted architect created a layout that looked good on paper but neglected so many functional issues, I lost faith in his design. I fired my Architect.
Enter MLD, design problem-solvers and visionaries who rescued me beyond belief! They not only redesigned my kitchen and bathrooms—tough because of the original structure of the house; (a puzzle that 4 contracted professionals couldn’t solve) They also enhanced the architect’s original concepts for fixtures, decks, color, tiling, lighting and finish themes in ways I couldn’t imagine. Mark and Raul have the experience, confidence, decisiveness, and high-touch communication skills that enabled me to hand the whole project over to them. Every element came out so much better than I thought possible!
I feel so fortunate to have had their help. My new house is the best investment of my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the timely and successful rescue by MLD.
I got my Appraisal back, It came out so high that my house value now sets the standard for price/square foot on my block!
When we set out to do a major remodel of our home, the most important part of that process was, in our mind, to find someone with the right ideas and vision. Anyone can build something, and there are a lot of talented people out there, but not everyone has that unique eye for creative design. Prior to meeting with MLD we did a bit of research on them and when we met with Mark and Raul, we were sold on them on the spot. From the design, to the budget conscious approach, to the highly impressive coordination of the various crews it takes to complete a home project, our remodel was basically done to perfection. Now, we have a home that surpasses our dreams. The modern style and open floor plan concept has greatly enhanced the quality of our life! We strongly recommend that anyone considering a home renovation should consider Mark Liddell Design!
SHEA AND ALEEN
I was once embarrassed by visitors seeing our kitchen. Thank’s to the brilliant work of Mark Liddell Design, now I welcome them! The joys of cooking with my kids, the comfort and style of entertaining guests. These were all well thought through choices that MLD created and brought to life.
Working with Mark, Raul and their excellent craftsman has been a pleasure. Our kitchen & bath remodel have been hassle free, thanks to their keen design style and well organized system of managing all the details. From raising the ceiling to the size our dog food bowls, no detail was left out.
The design process was also excellent. Our MLD design team had an image for the space and provided a conceptual vision that we never would have found on our own. At the same time, they did an excellent job of listening to our preferences and providing a range of choices that allowed for a space which looks amazing while still reflecting our own style and preferences. We would absolutely recommend MLD. We saw excellent work in terms of process, design sense, professionalism, and value…and, we ended up with the space that we love!
ALLEN AND JENNY
CHAD STANSBURY, CEO EVEREST DEVELOPMENT
JEREMY LAPPAN, OWNER OF GEN LUX DEVELOPMENT
We have used MLD twice now for the design of our home. Once was for a major remodel, and the other being the most recent to help us design our outdoor space, and some of our living spaces.They are professional, prompt, and ALWAYS communicate. My wife and I always are amazed at how they think of every little detail. Each space they design is not only beautiful but also functional. Above all, Mark and Raul are good people and treat everyone with kindness. We are clients for life and could not recommend MLD design more for any project big or small.
SCOTT AND HEATHER